Bill Gates got uncomfortable when questioned about his past associations with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein
“You had a number of meetings with Jeffrey Epstein, who — when you met him 10 years ago — he was convicted of soliciting prostitution from minors. What did you know about him when you were meeting with him, as you’ve said yourself, in the hopes of raising money?” NewsHour host Judy Woodruff asked.
Gates replied “You know, I had dinners with him. I regret doing that. He had relationships with people he said would give to global health, which is an interest I have. Not nearly enough philanthropy goes in that direction. Those meetings were a mistake. They didn’t result in what he purported, and I cut them off. You know, that goes back a long time ago now. So there’s nothing new on that.”
Woodruff pressed him further, following up asking “It was reported that you continued to meet with him over several years and, in other words, a number of meetings. What did you do when you found out about his background?”
A visibly uncomfortable gates replied “I said I regretted having those dinners, and there’s nothing, absolutely nothing new on that.”
“Is there a lesson for you, for anyone else looking at this?” Woodruff asked.
To which replied “Well, he’s dead, so. You know, in general, you always have to be careful: before pivoting to talking about his foundation’s work.
Matt Palumbo is the author of The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros, Dumb and Dumber: How Cuomo and de Blasio Ruined New York, Debunk This: Shattering Liberal Lies, and Spygate